This Art Deco ring makes me think of a Gothic Cathedral. This is a ring conversion, from a stickpin. It was such a lovely design I had to make it into a ring so it can be admired. The top is platinum set with an Old European Cut Diamond and surrounded by Rose Cut Diamonds around the edge. The back is 18k yellow gold and I used platinum to make the band.
Cut: Old European Cut
Weight: 1 = 0.09 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 2.8 mm
Cut: Rose Cuts
Weight: 6 = 0.03 cts estimated weight
Measurements: 1 mm
Dimensions:10.5 - 1.3 mm wide / 3.4 mm high off the finger
Metal: platinum & 18k yellow gold
Size: 5.25 (inquire about sizing)
Weight: 1.9 grams
Condition: 7 (converted to a ring from a stickpin)
Edwardian Diamond Ring with a 0.12 cts of Diamond
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.